St. John's Falls, 21-6, To No. 12/15 Stony Brook|
March 16, 2010
STONY BROOK, N.Y. - The No. 12/15 Stony Brook Seawolves (4-1, 0-0) put together 14 goals in the first half en route to a 21-6 win over St. John's (2-3, 0-1) on Tuesday night at LaValle Stadium.
St. John's cut an early four-goal deficit in half with two goals at the 6:02 mark of the first period. Working with a man advantage, sophomore Harry Kutner set up classmate Charlie Holenstein who found the goal for the second time in two games. The assist was number four on the season for Kutner.
The Red Storm's second goal came just seconds later when freshman Jordan Rothman took the faceoff up the field and dished to fellow freshman Brandon Ayers on the left side. Ayers quickly fired a shot that found the net for his second goal of the season.
Stony Brook was able to get on a roll for the rest of the first half, building a 14-2 lead by the intermission. The Seawolves' Tom Compitello had a hand in six first-half goals, scoring three and assisting on three. He finished tied for the game high with seven points. Stony Brook's Kevin Crowley led all scorers with five goals and two assists.
Freshman goalkeeper Jeff Lowman saw his first action of the season in the second half as he turned away seven shots and gave up only three goals in the third period. Lowman finished with nine saves and seven goals allowed in 30 minutes of action.
The Red Storm was able to get on the board again in the fourth period as the team took advantage of a delay of game penalty at the end of the third quarter and senior Tom Manes scored the extra-man goal at the 14:47 mark. Sophomore Matt Hurst recorded his first season assist on the play.
Just thirty seconds later, Holenstein disrupted a Stony Brook clear attempt and caught the Seawolves' goalkeeper out of position. The sophomore converted the caused turnover into his third goal of the season and made the score 17-4. Holenstein's two goals are a career high for most in a game.
Senior Garrett Mitchell and freshman Jarrett Carr scored unassisted goals later in the fourth quarter. Mitchell's goal was his team-leading eighth this year, as the senior has found the net in every game this season.
St. John's returns home this Saturday, March 20, to face the University of Vermont in a non-conference matchup. Game time is slated for 1 p.m.